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The secret scripture, a novel by Sebastian Barry

Label
The secret scripture
Title
The secret scripture
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Sebastian Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Roseanne McNulty, perhaps nearing her one-hundredth birthday - no one is quite sure - faces uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist, Dr Grene. This relationship, guarded but trusting after so many years, intensifies and complicates as Dr Grene mourns the death of his wife." "Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges - of Roseanne's family in 1930s Sligo - is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland. Exquisitely written, it is the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope."--BOOK JACKET
Awards note
  • Costa Novel Award 2008 Winner.
  • Costa Book of the Year 2008 Winner.
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
Fiction
Index
no index present
LC item number
S43 2008
Literary form
novels
The secret scripture, a novel by Sebastian Barry
Label
The secret scripture, a novel by Sebastian Barry
Publication
Note
  • Export ed
  • Originally published: 2008
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Roseanne McNulty, perhaps nearing her one-hundredth birthday - no one is quite sure - faces uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist, Dr Grene. This relationship, guarded but trusting after so many years, intensifies and complicates as Dr Grene mourns the death of his wife." "Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges - of Roseanne's family in 1930s Sligo - is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland. Exquisitely written, it is the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope."--BOOK JACKET
Control code
12371519
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780571239610
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) TUR4219.52525
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